TheRawDAWG wrote:Hey, Obviously the Wells pick was a homer pick. Just a little publicity for my man.
And basically everything you said I agree with. Helton is living off of the days he hit 45 homers, 145 RBIs and 140 runs with a 350 average. His average is still great but all the other numbers have taken a hit dramatically. Helton automatic 35+ homers, 120 RBIs and 120 runs? He hasn't hit 35 homers the past 2 years, nor has he hit 120 RBIs. Thats production easily found later in the draft from 1b. And with the rest of his line up getting older (i.e. Walker, Castilla, Burnitz) I don't see him getting better and going back to the days of a top 5 pick. I probably wouldn't even draft him in the 9 hole like I said. But maybe....anything can happen. But to put Helton anywhere higher means you are living in the past.
He is living off the days that he hit 45 HRs? Do you know that he hit .358 last year?
You wouldn't take him 9 overall? who would you take before him Wells? Manny? Sheff?
Helton beat Manny in 4 of 5 cats last year. The only one that Manny wins is SB 3-0.
It took a career year for Sheff to beat Helton in 3 of 5 cats. Normally Helton beats Sheff in 4 of 5 cats.
Helton is younger than both Manny and Sheff.
You are entitled to your opinion but you're a bit out of line to call him overrated (and in caps!), if anything, Helton is underrated.